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03-28-11, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,180
Posted By sfclearwater

I was reading on the motorcycle forums about this...

I was reading on the motorcycle forums about this stuff a while ago, seems like everyone loves it. I can't find it in Canada though.

Interestingly, it is made by Finish Line USA...
03-13-11, 03:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By sfclearwater

You bought a front brake designed for recessed...

You bought a front brake designed for recessed mounting, this is the mounting method on most newer frames. As Brad said, use a 5/16" bit to drill out the hole on the back of the fork (not all the way...
01-30-11, 08:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,538
Posted By sfclearwater

Don't know anything about the frame I am afraid;...

Don't know anything about the frame I am afraid; the new paint is interesting though. Big Star Wars fan?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebel_Alliance
10-14-10, 11:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,358
Posted By sfclearwater

All, no. Some, yes. Some can be...

All, no.

Some, yes.

Some can be disassembled by removing the little bolts on the backside of the cassette or by grinding off the head on the rivet holding the cassette together. This might...
08-24-10, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,586
Posted By sfclearwater

These levers have a parking brake built in and...

These levers have a parking brake built in and work pretty well (if you use flat bars), used to have them on my BMX.

166339

http://www.amazon.com/Dia-Compe-Tech-BMX-lever-right/dp/B000GDX8IM
08-18-10, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By sfclearwater

Making a new one out of aluminum sounds like a...

Making a new one out of aluminum sounds like a good idea. However, if you didn't want to do that you could remove the bolt and use a clamp on cable stop something like this one:
...
07-25-10, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,890
Posted By sfclearwater

On the Shimano techdocs site there are pdfs with...

On the Shimano techdocs site there are pdfs with part lists for both those brakes. In the docs for the BR-R560...
07-21-10, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By sfclearwater

I am pretty sure you can't adjust the axle...

I am pretty sure you can't adjust the axle spacing in the normal manner on those formula flip-flop hubs (the ones with sealed bearings and shouldered axles) so you might not even be able to get to...
07-18-10, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By sfclearwater

My Benotto 800 has an Italian BB shell, I suspect...

My Benotto 800 has an Italian BB shell, I suspect yours does too. An English BB is about 35mm in diameter and an Italian BB is 36mm; if the English BB slipped through this might also point to an...
06-29-10, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,015
Posted By sfclearwater

I put one of these together a couple years ago...

I put one of these together a couple years ago and it has worked out well, although the rider is lighter than you. It was a 36h rear, you can see it on this bike:

http://velospace.org/node/11230
...
12-19-09, 02:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By sfclearwater

When I got mine I took them apart, cleaned them,...

When I got mine I took them apart, cleaned them, lubed them with a light teflon grease, then re-assembled. I have not had any problems with slippage...
10-29-09, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7,370
Views: 1,891,420
Posted By sfclearwater

Raleigh Elkhorn

Here is a 1987 Raleigh Elkhorn, it was in very rough shape when I got it but I couldn't resist fixing it up a bit. Updated it to 7 speed Shimano indexing and it works well as a commuter and around...
10-26-09, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 836
Posted By sfclearwater

I am almost positive that it is a '91 Paramount...

I am almost positive that it is a '91 Paramount series 90. The colours, decals, and chainstay bend all point to this. The headtube diameter should be 1 1/8", but you can measure the internal diameter...
10-26-09, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,133
Posted By sfclearwater

Ah ok. I was under the impression that all sachs...

Ah ok. I was under the impression that all sachs stuff that had the "torpedo" associated with it had a coaster brake. Learned something new...
10-26-09, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By sfclearwater

Nice job. I might have left a little more...

Nice job. I might have left a little more material around the holes, but I doubt it matters.
10-25-09, 10:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,133
Posted By sfclearwater

Doubt it. First the bike has a front and rear...

Doubt it. First the bike has a front and rear brake, no reason for a coaster brake. Second you can see a Sturmey Archer shifter, pulley, and cable mounted on the bike. Gonna have to go with Sixty...
10-25-09, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By sfclearwater

The spider is swagged (pressed) on to the crank...

The spider is swagged (pressed) on to the crank arm and is not removable. The large chainring is not designed to be removed but you could drill out the rivets or even cut the whole outer ring off...
10-23-09, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 836
Posted By sfclearwater

I have a '91 series 70 that I love. Mine has a...

I have a '91 series 70 that I love. Mine has a standard 1 1/8" fork steerer diameter, I broke one of the canti bosses of it and replaced it with a suspension fork a few years back. Other than that it...
10-16-09, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,425
Posted By sfclearwater

I have the same fenders and had to lengthen the...

I have the same fenders and had to lengthen the hole in the hanger with a dremel to allow the fenders to sit up far enough to avoid wheel rub. You can move it up another 3-4mm doing this.
10-06-09, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By sfclearwater

The ISO crown race inner diameter (26.4mm) is...

The ISO crown race inner diameter (26.4mm) is smaller than the JIS (27.0mm) crown race inner diameter. You will have a hard time cramming it on the original fork.

As temporary measure, until you...
10-05-09, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,061
Posted By sfclearwater

It doesn't look like they would be an exact fit,...

It doesn't look like they would be an exact fit, they may show a bit of the lever bracket; I bet they would work fine though. Here is a few pics of them on Shimano 600 non-aero levers.
10-04-09, 11:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,061
Posted By sfclearwater

This is probably not what you are looking for but...

This is probably not what you are looking for but I will throw it out there anyway. I had a set of older Shimano 600 levers with no hoods and I also had a new set of Nashbar aero levers...
10-03-09, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,996
Posted By sfclearwater

That is interesting, I had never seen a sealed...

That is interesting, I had never seen a sealed bearing BB like that one. I was picturing a Shimano type when I said it would be quite difficult (and probably not worth it) to try to replace the...
10-02-09, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,996
Posted By sfclearwater

I have never replaced a spindle in a sealed...

I have never replaced a spindle in a sealed bottom bracket, I suspect it would be quite difficult but probably not impossible. If you determine it can't be done or isn't worth it you could just order...
09-29-09, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,180
Posted By sfclearwater

26x1-3/8 tires are usually found on old english...

26x1-3/8 tires are usually found on old english (Raleigh) bikes or old Scwinns. I am just taking a guess but maybe the bike has 26 x 1 1/2 (or 650B) rims.

There might be an ISO size (maybe 584mm)...
09-21-09, 09:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,369
Posted By sfclearwater

Agreed.

Agreed.
09-21-09, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,369
Posted By sfclearwater

I had the same thing happen when I started...

I had the same thing happen when I started building wheels. I used a few spoke calculators, rounded down, ended up with spokes that were a bit too short. I switched the (generally standard) 12mm...
09-21-09, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,047
Posted By sfclearwater

Sounds like the the BB cable guide is riveted on....

Sounds like the the BB cable guide is riveted on. The "tri-sport" decal is in a different place and font than my "tri-ultra" and the serial number doesn't seem to follow the same format. Perhaps they...
09-19-09, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,047
Posted By sfclearwater

I have a 1984 "Sakai Tri-Ultra". Given that yours...

I have a 1984 "Sakai Tri-Ultra". Given that yours says "Tri-Sport", which seems to fit the naming convention perhaps it is a "Sakai Tri-Sport"? If so then what you have is a nice Japanese bike...
09-09-09, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,108
Posted By sfclearwater

I have the "Ultimate Sport Mechanic Bike Repair...

I have the "Ultimate Sport Mechanic Bike Repair Stand" and a happy with it. The only small complaint is the clamp. It holds the bike securely but is a little bit of a pain to screw in and out every...
09-09-09, 10:43 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,273
Posted By sfclearwater

Let me know when a bicycle becomes as complicated...

Let me know when a bicycle becomes as complicated as an Airbus A380 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A380)...

Having said that I do use a a torque wrench for certain fasteners on a bike, never...
08-07-09, 04:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,793
Posted By sfclearwater

Yep, for my girlfriend. She has smaller hands and...

Yep, for my girlfriend. She has smaller hands and can't reach them in the normal position.
08-06-09, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,793
Posted By sfclearwater

Here are a couple more pics for ideas. ...

Here are a couple more pics for ideas.

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=78497&d=1218475893

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=78510&d=1218479061
08-05-09, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By sfclearwater

You could make two chainwhips. You would be able...

You could make two chainwhips. You would be able to remove the cogs from you freewheels to clean or make custom gearing.
08-03-09, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 744
Posted By sfclearwater

Hmm, yeah that is possible. A 9 speed chain is...

Hmm, yeah that is possible. A 9 speed chain is 6.8mm wide and an 8 speed is ~7.2 wide, those are pretty fine differences though...
08-02-09, 10:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 744
Posted By sfclearwater

That derailleur looks like it is designed for a...

That derailleur looks like it is designed for a double (50-52 teeth) and would shift a triple poorly.

However, I have the same derailleur on an old 12 speed road bike and just had a look. I have...
08-01-09, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By sfclearwater

I have to agree with this. I tried bolting a...

I have to agree with this. I tried bolting a brake on using only the front wall of the fork and just didn't feel confident with it. It takes 2 seconds to drill and works great.
08-01-09, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,989
Posted By sfclearwater

On my Taya chain the 'sigma link", as they call...

On my Taya chain the 'sigma link", as they call it, is removable. You have to flex the chain with the removable plate on the inside of the radius. The link will pop and the plate will come off.

I...
07-31-09, 01:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 744
Posted By sfclearwater

What kind of front derailleur is on the bike? You...

What kind of front derailleur is on the bike? You said it was a touring bike so it may be mountain(ish) components. Apparently road and mountain Shimano front derailleurs use slightly different cable...
07-30-09, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7,370
Views: 1,891,420
Posted By sfclearwater

I am just guessing...bear bell?

I am just guessing...bear bell?
07-29-09, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By sfclearwater

Lugged mountain bike...cool. I...

Lugged mountain bike...cool.





I hear you on the donor bike thing, I will be keeping an eye out. Where I live old bikes are in high demand and are quite expensive (we have 5...
07-29-09, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By sfclearwater

I need a front derailleur for my old paramount

The title was slightly dishonest. The bike is a paramount but probably not what most people are thinking. It is a 1991 Paramount Series 70...
07-28-09, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 900
Posted By sfclearwater

Well to answer my own question, no it does not...

Well to answer my own question, no it does not work. The combination of steel 28.6 seat tube and a 47.5mm chainline (most older mountain bikes) does not work with the new deore front derailleur,...
07-27-09, 11:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 900
Posted By sfclearwater

Deore front derailleur chainline

I was looking for a replacement derailleur for an older mountain bike; the seat tube diameter is is 28.6mm and the chainline is 47.5mm. The new shimano deore front derailleurs come with clamp shims...
07-23-09, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,570
Posted By sfclearwater

I have a couple late 70's - early 80's bikes that...

I have a couple late 70's - early 80's bikes that have straight sides rims. When I went looking for tires I found most of them said "use on hooked bead rim only", or something similar. I thought...
07-22-09, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,307
Posted By sfclearwater

I also have a set of older cantilever brakes...

I also have a set of older cantilever brakes (Shimano 600) without any tension adjustment. I have found that getting a straddle wire like this one
...
07-21-09, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By sfclearwater

Hmm...yeah you're right, I was going for a...

Hmm...yeah you're right, I was going for a clincher.



The only source I found for the actual rims was:
...
07-20-09, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By sfclearwater

Looking for a semi matching wheel

I have an 80's road bike that has one (front) Araya 700c 1W rim. I never had the back one as it was stolen, which is why the previous owner sold me the bike. I don't really want to buy a whole new...
07-20-09, 04:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 750
Posted By sfclearwater

Since you get most power from the front brake... ...

Since you get most power from the front brake...

You could find a used front drum brake like this (http://www.danielkopald.com/bikeography/DBS/03b.jpg), a new one like this...
07-15-09, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2,340
Views: 765,354
Posted By sfclearwater

The crank and the fenders are both from Velo...

The crank and the fenders are both from Velo Orange. The cranks are 48/36/26 and the fenders are anodized aluminum that matches the old anodized Araya rims almost perfectly. I had to do a little...
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